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32 Authority Quotes

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

Albert Einstein Quotes

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To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.

Albert Einstein Quotes

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All authority belongs to the people

Thomas Jefferson Quotes

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A position of authority is neither necessary nor sufficient for the exercise of leadership.

Eric Werkowitz Quotes

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Liberty is the proper end and object of authority, and cannot subsist without it; and it is liberty to that which is good, just, and honest.

John Winthrop Quotes

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Authority is quite degrading

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.

George Carlin Quotes

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When the authorities warn you of the dangers of having sex, there is an important lesson to be learned. Do not have sex with the authorities.

Matt Groening Quotes

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He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.

Michel de Montaigne Quotes

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There are two things over which you have complete dominion, authority and control ð your mind and your mouth

African Proverb Quotes

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The wisest have the most authority

Plato Quotes

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I am certainly not an authority on love because there are no authorities on love, just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't.

Bill Cosby Quotes

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All authority must be out of a man's self, turned . . . either upon an art, or upon a man. - Francis Bacon,

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Natural History--Century X--Touching emission of immateriate virtues, etc.

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For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar.

Bible Quotes , Source: Acts (ch. XXV, v. 11)

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Authority intoxicates, And makes mere sots of magistrates; The fumes of it invade the brain, And make men giddy, proud, and vain.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Miscellaneous Thoughts (l. 283)

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He who rules by moral force is like the pole star, which remains in place while all the lesser stars do homage to it.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Miscellaneous Thoughts (l. 283)

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Authority is never without hate.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Miscellaneous Thoughts (l. 283)

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Well, I must be patient; there is no fettering of authority.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: All's Well That Ends Well (Parolles at II, iii)

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Shall remain! Hear you this Triton of the minnows? Mark you His absolute 'shall'?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Coriolanus (Coriolanus at III, i)

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Thou hast seen a farmer's dog bark at a beggar? . . . And the creature run from the cur. There thou mightst behold the great image of authority--a dog's obeyed in office.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Lear (King Lear at IV, vi)

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Those he commands move only in command, Nothing in live. Now does he feel his title Hang loose about him, like a giant's robe Upon a dwarfish thief.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Macbeth (Angus at V, ii)

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Thus can the demigod Authority Make us pay down for our offense by weight The words of heaven; on whom it will, it will, On whom it will not, so: yet still 'tis just.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Measure for Measure (Claudio at I, ii)

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Merciful heaven, Thou rather with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt Splits the unwedgeable and gnarled oak Than the soft myrtle; but man, proud man, Dressed in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he's most assured His glassy essence--like an angry ape Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven As makes the angels weep; who, with our spleens, would all themselves laugh mortal.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Measure for Measure (Isabella at II, ii)

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He seems to be of great authority. Close with him, give him gold; and though authority be a stubborn bear, yet he is oft led by the nose with gold.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Winter's Tale (Clown at IV, iv)

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Authority forgets a dying king, Laid widow'd of the power in his eye That bow'd the will.

Lord Alfred Tennyson Quotes , Source: Morte d'Arthur (l. 121)

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